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QCC Stays the Course with Remote Instruction for the Spring Semester

October, 2020
  • QCC will contine with remote instrcution for its Winter Intersession and Spring semesters.
    QCC will contine with remote instrcution for its Winter Intersession and Spring semesters.

Quinsigamond Community College will continue with remote instruction for its Winter Intersession and Spring semesters. Classes will remain fully remote with only a select few courses offered on campus, such as labs or clinical experiences that require direct hands-on participation or specialized equipment.

“We made this decision based on the increased COVID-19 cases we are currently seeing locally, regionally and nationally. Many models project an increase in COVID-19 cases during the colder months, and based on this information, we have chosen to stay with our current mode of remote instruction,” QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja said. “Our concern, first and foremost, is the safety of the QCC community and our region.”

QCC’s online experience is vast, and is receiving national attention. ranked the College's Associate Degree programs 5th best in the country for return on investment. This past summer, all QCC faculty attended comprehensive remote instruction training to learn additional key strategies for helping students succeed in a remote learning environment. The College has maintained all its support services, transitioning all departments and services to a remote format. Services such as admissions, advising, financial aid, tutoring, transfer services, student life and accessibility services are delivered remotely through emails, phone, or virtual meeting platforms. Support services, such as QCC’s Food Pantry and Resource Center, as well as counseling and wellness are also delivered remotely to provide vital support to those in need.

“We will continue to listen to local, state and federal experts to ensure our plans are in line with best practices and protocols, and reassess as applicable,” President Pedraja stated.